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Posted On: 3 September 2019 11:23 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:21 pm

New statistics revealed for Qatar on traffic accidents, population, marriage, births and more

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The Planning and Statistics Authority has just released the 67th issue of the Qatar Monthly Statistics bulletin; a series of statistical newsletters released on a monthly basis. In this issue, it has highlighted the most important statistical changes that occurred in the country during the month of July 2019 and compared the changes to the data that was recorded during different times of the year.

Traffic accident cases

Data showed that traffic accidents cases, a total of 462 traffic cases were recorded during July 2019, showing a monthly decrease of 20.9%.

Light injuries in traffic accidents

Light injuries are accounted for the vast majority of traffic accidents during the same month, with 87%, followed by severe injuries by 11%. However, 7 deaths were recorded, equivalent to only 2% of total traffic accidents.

New vehicles registration

The total number of registered new vehicles during July 2019 has reached 5,161 new vehicles. The figure showed a monthly increase of 25.8% and an annual increase of 11.7%.

New driver licenses

One of the most notable variables in this issue is the increase in total new driver licenses at a monthly rate of 34.1% vs. a 25.8% monthly increase in all new registered vehicles (from June 2019).

Population in Qatar

According to demographic statistics, the total population of Qatar has increased from 2.45 million during July 2018 to 2.48 million at end of July 2019, an annual increase of 1.0%.

Births and death

2,114 live births has been registered during July 2019, a 1.4% decrease compared to June 2019. A decrease in the total Qatari live births by 4.0% compared to last month. On the other hand, 173 deaths were recorded during the same period, a decrease of 3.9% compared to June 2019.

Marriage and divorce

July 2019 experienced an increase in marriage contracts and divorce certificates. The total number of marriage contracts was 316, whereas the total number of divorces reached 104; namely, one divorce for every 3 marriages.

Building permits

he total number of building permits issued reached 698 permits during July 2019, recording a monthly increase of 50.8%.

Total electricity consumption

Total electricity consumption during July 2019 was 5198.3 GWh attaining a monthly increase of 5.9% and an annual rise of 24.7%. While the total water consumption has reached 59242.2 thousand m3 during the same month attaining a monthly increase of 4.2% and an annual rise of 52.4%.

Banking sector

Total Broad Money Supply (M2) recorded about QR 554.0 billion during July 2019, an annual decrease of 5.8% compared with July 2018. On the other hand, cash equivalents; including Commercial Bank Deposits, attained for QR 814.0 billion during July 2019. (QNA)